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Ellabell students graduates at Valdosta

Christen Mary Cowart of Ellabell graduated from Valdosta State University in Fall 2010 with her bachelor's of science degree in nursing.

February 16, 2011 | Special to the News | Education


Speaker could have gone to Powder Springs

Things are in a mess under the Gold Dome, and I may be responsible.

February 16, 2011 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Keep girls sports alive

Most people remember the film "A League of Their Own," the fictional account of the Rockford Peaches and the rise of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, as well as star players Dottie Hinson and her sister Kit Keller. A cast including stars Geena Davis, Madonna, Rosie O'Donnell and Tom Hanks, tells the story of how women who loved to play what was then considered a men-only sport struggled to be taken seriously while they essentially filled in for their male counterparts.

February 16, 2011 | | Opinion


House gets rolling on 2011, 2012 budgets

On Thursday, the Georgia General Assembly completed its 13th legislative session day. The highlight of the week was the House passage of the FY2011 amended budget. In addition to the amended budget, several bills were debated by lawmakers. Legislation is picking up and more bills are making it through the committee process and onto the House floor for consideration.

February 16, 2011 | By State Rep. Ron Stephens Special to the News | Opinion


Senate sees new bills, visit from Liberty group

Day 11 (Feb. 7): As we began last week, we welcomed the Leadership Liberty County group to the Capitol. After pictures with the governor and a tour of the House chambers led by Rep. Al Williams, I had the privilege of leading the group on a tour of the Senate chambers.

February 16, 2011 | By State Sen. Buddy Carter Special to the News | Opinion


Get the moss out of the crepe myrtles

Dear Editor: I live in Midway in Liberty County but shop in Richmond Hill every week. Something that has been of grave concern to me for months now needs attention, but I've not been able to generate that attention.

February 16, 2011 | | Opinion


New veterinary clinic opens here

Richmond Hill's newest and veterinary clinic, Coastal Georgia Veterinary Care, is now open and accepting patients.

February 16, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Property transfers for Feb. 7-11

The following property transfers were filed with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from Feb. 7-11:

February 16, 2011 | | Business


Know which moves to make

We all want to enjoy a comfortable retirement. But to do so, we need to make different moves, and consider different issues, at different times of our lives.

February 16, 2011 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


Honor roll: Bryan County HS

The following students at Richmond Hill High School were named to the honor roll for the second nine-week grading period of the 2010-11 school year:

February 16, 2011 | | Education


Community announcements for Feb. 16

Bryan Masonic Lodge No. 303 F&AM will host a pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the lodge.

February 16, 2011 | | Community Announcements


Toddlers don't always need nap time

Q: Over the holidays, our 28-month-old daughter stopped napping. A couple of days we were so busy with Christmas that a nap simply was not possible. Now, we put her in her crib for her to nap, and she spends about one and a half to two hours in there, wide awake, playing and talking to herself, and then we take her out. I know we cannot force her to sleep, but is there some way we can get her to want to sleep and take a nap again?

February 16, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Faith


Strokes rising fast for young, middle-aged

LOS ANGELES - Strokes are rising dramatically among young and middle-aged Americans while dropping in older people, a sign that the obesity epidemic may be starting to shift the age burden of the disease.

February 16, 2011 | By Marilynn Marchione Associated Press writer | Health


Never too young for good dental hygiene

The slogan for this year's National Children's Dental Health Month, which is every February, is "A healthy smile? It's easy to find! Remember to brush and floss each day."

February 16, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Health


The first $58 billion

There is a complicated mathematical symbol practically unknown to the House Appropriations Committee. It's called the minus sign.

February 16, 2011 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


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Shad season to open Jan. 1

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Commercial fishermen can take to the water beginning at 6 a.m. Jan. 1 to take advantage of the opening day of shad season, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

December 21, 2014 | Special to the News | Sports


Historic document debuts at oyster roast

Guests at the Richmond Hill Historical Society's oyster roast Friday night made their way to Ford Plantation's 1930s oyster house via a sandy path lit by garden torches. Beneath a cold but clear sky, about 150 fundraiser attendees mingled amid live oaks, sampled the fare and awaited the premiere of the society's new documentary, "The Hidden History of Richmond Hill Georgia."

December 21, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Lifestyle


Let faith, hope, love guide you this season

"Faith is believing when common sense tells you not to." That is one of the more famous lines from the 1947 film, "Miracle on 34TH Street."

December 21, 2014 | By Rich DeLong Columnist | Lifestyle


Protect yourself from holiday crime

'Tis the holiday season, and Christmas is rushing across the calendar like a runaway freight train. It is a time when families and cherished friends gather around the hearth to drink in all the good cheer. It's a time of peace on Earth and goodwill toward men. And yet, Christmas has a sinister side - one we often exile to the extreme depths of our consciousness. I'm referring, of course, to home break-ins, thefts and frauds.

December 21, 2014 | By Terry Doyle Columnist | Opinion


Exchange club names students of month

The Exchange Club of Richmond Hill students of the month for November and December, Carolyne Casaine and Ronnie Harris, were recognized Dec. 10.

December 21, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Follow the light to salvation

In the Christmas story, we find the wise men who came from the east searching for the Christ child, the savior of the world.

December 20, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Couple grateful for courtesy during trip

Editor, We left Florida for our trip to Ohio and Pennsylvania on Nov. 15. We stopped at the Denny's restaurant in Richmond Hill for breakfast, as we usually do. The restaurant was crowded, so we had to wait to be seated.

December 20, 2014 | | Opinion


Holiday Market draws all kinds of interest

There was a steady hustle and bustle of holiday shoppers at the fourth annual Holiday Market last Saturday at the J.F. Gregory Park pavilion.

December 20, 2014 | By Rachael Hartman Correspondent | Business


RH Garden Club names yard of month

The Richmond Hill Garden Club awarded its December Yard of the Month to Sandy and Austin Andersen, who live at 500 Greenwich in Richmond Heights subdivision.

December 19, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Santa visits Sterling creek

Santa visited residents of Sterling Creek Plantation subdivision recently with the help of Bryan County Emergency Services. He rode a fire truck and stopped to hear what children wanted for Christmas.

December 19, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Give God the gift of you this holiday

Are you through with your Christmas shopping yet? I thought I would ask this week because by the time you are reading my column next week, it will be too late.

December 19, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


'Exodus...' delivers spectacle; little else

"Exodus: Gods and Kings" is another attempt by Hollywood to embrace spirituality on the big screen.

December 19, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


Colonial-era Christmas at Fort Morris

Fort Morris State Historic Site hosted its annual Colonial Christmas festival on Dec. 6, giving visitors a taste of 18th century holiday traditions and seasonal entertainment.

December 19, 2014 | By Kayla Rand Correspondent | Lifestyle


Nursing student graduates

ALBANY - Darton State College's Nursing Division held its traditional nurse-pinning ceremony to honor recent graduates Tuesday, Dec. 9, in the Cavalier Arena.

December 19, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


From road builder to road traveler

Ricky McCoy spent 45 years working on roads. He's going to spend his retirement traveling them.

December 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County | Local news


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